In this analysis of Plato's Euthyphro, I analyze Socrates' conversation with Euthyphro and their discussion about the form and intrinsic quality of piety.
Here we'll have a look at Epicurean Hedonism, it's not about indulging in all your desires, but a balanced life of simple, moderated pleasures.
The life of the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus. The often misunderstood exponent of hedonism. Life's pleasures and joy can be easily attained by those with basic wants and limited desires.
The Epicurean worldview is build on a materialistic metaphysics. We'll see an ethics of pleasure rooted in materialism, the practice of limiting desires and eliminating the fear of death.
Time travel to the future is likely because it doesn’t break any laws of physics. However, going to the past is doubtful because we can’t change what occurred.
Panpsychism, the view that mind is a fundamental component of all reality, is being granted renewed consideration in light of the persisting inability of materialism to account for the emergence of mind from matter.
After a biography and a general epicurean worldview, we'll now dive into the Principal Doctrines of Epicurus.
Evolution is one of the best-supported bodies of knowledge in science. Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are religious concepts, not science.
Medieval Europeans had a world view much more literal than ours. They saw the universe as more integrated than our own. This connectedness included the four humors and the physical world around us.
This article explores the centuries of dialogic perspectives on Kingship from Plato, Aristotle, and Rushid to Bossuet, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Brandon Riederer is an Adjunct Instructor of English at Bryant & Stratton College. He has a M.A. in English from National University.
A summary of the major ideas of Plato and how these would influence the development of philosophy is western society.
Epicurus has some interesting things to say on death. We'll look into Ataraxia and Aponia, terms often used in ancient Greek philosophy and in Epicureanism.
Deep philosophical questions make us think about reality in a different way than we normally would. Here are some questions to get you thinking outside of your comfort zone.